Remove all surface contamination by washing with an appropriate cleaner, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Existing peeled or checked paint should be scraped and sanded to a smooth, sound surface (See warning below). Glossy surfaces should be sanded dull. Stains from water, smoke, ink, pencil, grease, etc. should be sealed with the appropriate primer/sealer. If existing paint is in good condition, priming is not needed. If a surface is new, priming and painting with an eggshell or satin finish wall paint will provide the best, uniform surface for applying Venetian Plaster.
WARNING! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) andproper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at –LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
Drywall: Fill cracks and holes with patching paste/spackle and sand smooth. Joint compounds must be cured and sanded smooth. Remove all sanding dust.
Masonry, Concrete, Cement, Block: All new surfaces must be cured according to the supplier’s recommendations—usually about 30 days. Remove all form release and curing agents. Rough surfaces can be filled to provide a smooth surface. If painting cannot wait 30 days, allow the surface to cure 7 days and prime the surface with a quality concrete and masonry primer.
- Apply at temperatures between 50° F & 90° F.
- Ready to use.
- Apply only to clean, dry, painted or primed surfaces.
- Apply using very thin, sheer applications, particularly for the first coat, and use multiple coats. Applications thicker than 10 mil will likely crack.
- May be tinted with waterborne or Universal colorants (UTC), up to 10% by volume.
- Allow a minimum of 1 to 4 hours drying time between coats.
- Test your technique on a practice board before applying to walls.
- For indoor use.
- Not for use on floors.
Tools Needed: Flat edged, flexible trowel/spatula with rounded corners